Banana Bran Breakfast Bread

Total Time
1hr 15mins
Prep 15 mins
Cook 1 hr

Delicious plain or toasted and stays moist for days. Recipe from Canadian Dairy Farmers Association

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. To make buttermilk if fresh is not available, combine 1 tbsp (15 ml) of white vinegar with milk.
  2. Preheat oven to 350 °F (180 °C).
  3. In a large bowl, stir together bran, both flours, baking powder, baking soda, salt and cinnamon; set aside.
  4. In a medium bowl, beat together buttermilk, brown sugar, butter, eggs, bananas, orange juice and peel.
  5. Fold into dry ingredients just until moistened.
  6. Stir in raisins and walnuts and spoon batter into a buttered 9"x 5" (23 x 13 cm) loaf pan.
  7. Bake for 55 to 60 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the centre comes out clean.
  8. For the adventurous:Add dried cranberries instead of raisins.


Most Helpful

This is fantastic! The kids just inhaled it for dessert calling it "cake." I made just as written but replaced butter with coconut oil, left out the raisins and added a few chocolate chips instead. Very easy, healthy, and yummy. That's 5 stars from us. Thanks 1Steve....

jennyblender June 08, 2014

Delicious taste, and makes a very big loaf that holds together well in the toaster. But I did not rate it a 5 because I think the cooking directions are off. After 60 minutes it was still a little underdone in the center. But because it is so dense, a toothpick tester is not a clear indicator. So I had to put it back in the oven and bake this bread for 1 hr 15 minutes.

chris_11270422 January 27, 2013

Great recipe! I have made it exactly as writen and also with a couple of adjustments. Dates for raisins, a whole madarin orange (which I pureed in a blender) in place of the juice and rind of an orange. It tasted even more fabulous than the original.

Sharon swearingen December 10, 2007

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